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Poster: ecossais Date: Apr 27, 2012 3:47am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Try pdfcrop before printing PDF files

Thanks very much, I must have a look at those.

My personal favourite is 'briss'. An extremely simple program that allows one to graphically, manually chop off margins. I use it to crop PDFs before putting them on an ebook reader :) It works on Windows and Linux. I think there are screenshots

http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

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Poster: aibek Date: Dec 15, 2012 11:32pm
Forum: texts Subject: Also check unpaper

http://unpaper.berlios.de/

unpaper is a post-processing tool for scanned sheets of paper, especially for book pages that have been scanned from previously created photocopies. The main purpose is to make scanned book pages better readable on screen after conversion to PDF. Additionally, unpaper might be useful to enhance the quality of scanned pages before performing optical character recognition (OCR). unpaper tries to clean scanned images by removing dark edges that appeared through scanning or copying on areas outside the actual page content (e.g. dark areas between the left-hand-side and the right-hand-side of a double-sided book-page scan). The program also tries to detect disaligned centering and rotation of pages and will automatically straighten each page by rotating it to the correct angle. … It is always a good idea to manually control the results of unpaper and adjust the parameter settings according to the requirements of the input. Each processing step can also be disabled individually for each sheet. Input and output files can be in either .pbm , .pgm or .ppm format … Conversion to PDF can e.g. be achieved with the Linux tools pgm2tiff, tiffcp and tiff2pdf.